Eighteen literary works translated from the Arabic and forthcoming in English translation between January 1 and June 20, 2018.
“Up there, up above,/ look at her dangling from the sky’s throat./ Look at her fenced with the eyelashes of angels.”
A wide range of literary works, translated from Arabic to English, are forthcoming this fall.
A look at a few of the Arabic books forthcoming in English translation in 2017.
“This autobiographical novel, about Khalifa’s thirteen years in a Syrian prison, has already appeared in strong French translation from Stéphanie Dujols (La Coquille), and in 2016 will be issued in English, published by Interlink.”
A recommended selection of books forthcoming in early 2015.
Fourteen books that give you something to curl up with as the nights grow shorter. The best and most interesting of what’s coming out this fall.
Two exciting short-story collections are forthcoming in 2014 from Comma Press, one of the leading publishers of the short arts, one from Gaza and another from Iraq a hundred years in the future.
August is ending, beach season is coming to a close, and — huzzah — there’s a new blog in town: قصص أخرى (QISASUKHRA). It’s still rather spare, but promises “excerpts of previously untranslated Arabic literary works in English.” The first entry, titled “My Mother,” is a short story by Hamdi Abu Golayyel (his Thieves in Retirement and Dog With No Tail are both in English). There’s also new late-August fiction up on World Literature Today, Jadaliyya, and probably elsewhere:
I doubt that this list is comprehensive, particularly as concerns “Arab” diaspora literature. Please do post additions below. Also, the list is somewhat mixed & muddled where it concerns US, UK, Australian, and Egyptian release dates. In the first half… Read More ›
With new issues out from Jadaliyya and Banipal, it was time to poke around the Internet for new stories, poems, novel excerpts, memoir fragments and more in translation. NOVEL EXCERPTS From The City of Images (2011), by Luay Hamza Abbas, trans. Suneela Mubayi… Read More ›